I am a Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where I recently completed my PhD. Check out my CV [here].


My work focuses on the philosophy of action, metaphysics, and topics at their intersection. Currently, my main interest is in the metaphysics of 'negative' actions (omissions, refrainments, etc.). This was the topic of my dissertation, about which you can find out more on my Research page. Other interests include the metaphysics of events and processes, and the thesis of composition as identity.





jonathan.payton@mail.utoronto.ca